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Murder supect spends third day perched atop construction crane - 2005
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 15:09, - 0 Comments

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Carl Edward Roland

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 27, 2005, murder suspect Carl Edward Roland spends his third day perched atop a construction crane in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. Roland was wanted by police in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Gonzalez.

Murder charges against U.S. Marine are dropped - 2005
Sun, 05/26/2013 - 09:02, - 0 Comments

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Ilario Pantano

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 26, 2005, murder charges are dropped against Ilario Pantano, a Wall Street trader and former Marine who had rejoined the service after the 9/11 attacks. Pantano had been accused of the premeditated murder of two suspected Iraqi insurgents, a crime punishable by death.

Process of suspending habeus corpus during American Civil War began - 1861
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 09:20, - 0 Comments

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Abraham Lincoln

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 25, 1861, John Merryman, a state legislator from Maryland is arrested for attempting to hinder Union troops from moving from Baltimore to Washington during the Civil War and is held at Fort McHenry by Union military officials. His attorney immediately sought a writ of habeas corpus so that a federal court could examine the charges. However, President Abraham Lincoln decided to suspend the right of habeas corpus, and the general in command of Fort McHenry refused to turn Merryman over to the authorities.

Murderous thug is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana - 1863
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:48, - 0 Comments

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Henry Plummer

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 24, 1863, the good citizens of Bannack, Montana, elect Henry Plummer as their new sheriff, not realizing he is a hardened outlaw who will use his office to rob and murder.

Police: Couple Stabbed Each Other Over ‘American Idol’
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:19, - 0 Comments

May 23, 2013 Associated Press

YORK, Pa.  – A couple face charges after police in York County say they stabbed each other during an argument over which contestant should win ‘American Idol.’

The York Dispatch reports 48-year-old Karen Elaine Harrelson and 57-year-old Gregory Stambaugh had been watching the show at Stambaugh’s West Manchester Township home on May 15.

Police say they got into a drunken argument over which contestant – Candice Glover or Kree Harrison – should win the season’s title.

Investigators say one went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed the other.

The person stabbed first then grabbed the knife and stabbed the other.
 

Investigators say each told police the other stabbed first.

Bonnie & Clyde are killed - 1934
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:49, - 0 Comments

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Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow

by Michael Thomas Barry

On May 23, 1934, famed fugitives Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker are killed in a police ambush near Sailes, Louisiana. A contingent of officers from Texas and Louisiana set up along the highway, waiting for the fugitives to appear, and then unloaded a two-minute fusillade of 167 bullets at their car, killing them both. 

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